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Reader Opinions

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Columbia needs independent, thoughtful leader

Having a forward-thinking, supportive and responsive City Council representative for your ward is a great asset, but what you also need is an independent and thoughtful leader at the top, like how Sid Sullivan would be as our next mayor.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Budget debate needs reframing

Big corporations have used their lobbyists and campaign contributions to rig the tax system in their favor, with some profitable corporations paying no taxes at all. But who’s investing in us?

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Easter resurrection is present every day

Rev. Mel West believes that wherever and whenever the Spirit of Jesus Christ is present, no matter what place or space, resurrection will occur.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala makes Columbia better

Karl Skala lives not far from Clark Lane and knows the effects of the area's growth first hand.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has qualities needed for City Council

He is highly educated, an experienced Columbia public-policy decision maker, committed to representing his constituents' interests, honest and law-abiding.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas has ability to work well with all

Ian Thomas, if elected, will keep citizens informed about how he thinks and how he arrived as his decisions.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas brings vision, new perspective to leadership

Ian Thomas adds new perspective to City Council and will bring passion and vision to office.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala has record of community service

Karl Skala will speak on behalf of the city, if elected to council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala the right choice for Third Ward

Karl Skala has experience in planning and development.

GUEST COMMENTARY: New 911 tax increase is the wrong call

Agencies that Public Safety Joint Communications serves need to pay their part to keep up with growth in our area.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Vote for Skala is vote for solutions

Karl Skala works diligently for community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Ian Thomas would commit to transparency

Ian Thomas would not be beholden to any special interest group, if elected.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas running for council for right reasons

Ian Thomas has worked tirelessly for the betterment of our community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala addresses unmet needs

If elected, Karl Skala will push for developers to pay their fair share for needs created by the developments, such as roads and sewers, rather than placing an unfair burden on taxpayers.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Karl Skala is dedicated, experienced

Karl Skala has the experience and has proven his willingness to serve Third Ward on City Council.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Marine veteran Karl Skala focuses on mission, task

Karl Skala is a progressive thinking about updating development plans and zoning regulations, which include requiring developers to pay for road and sidewalk improvements.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan is dedicated, involved

Sid Sullivan will bring a data-driven, planned-growth approach to city governing, ensuring that Columbia remains and outstanding city for everyone well into the future.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas would be uniting force on council

Thomas would be a "bridge builder" and uniting force on the City Council, if elected.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thomas will bring together stakeholders to gain consensus

Ian Thomas has a strong vision for our community.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sid Sullivan brings talent, experience

Sid Sullivan has a high level of interest in keeping Columbia on track to remain a great place for all to live.

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